The following women working for suppliers were recognized as part of DSN's Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards. The award winners are sorted by category — Business Excellence, Commitment to Care and Rising Stars — then alphabetically by company
Senior vice president/general manager of HBA, Conair
Ellen Slicklen, who manages Conair's Scunci, Conair and Allegro cosmetic bags brands, has spent more than eight years with the hair and beauty accessories giant. During her time with the company, she and her team have worked to build one of the industry's leading hair accessory and hairbrush assortments. Before joining Conair, Slicklen spent more than 25 with retailers, including JCPenney, Avon and The Limited.
CEO, Daily Body Restore
Kim Shafer founded Daily Body Restore in 2010. She has more than 20 years of experience in the retail and health-and-wellness industries, and she is involved in marketing, research, distribution and developing products. Shafer originally created Daily Body Restore’s Probiotic with Digestive Enzymes Supplements for her family, and her passion to make a difference in the lives of others is a driving force in her life. Being a female CEO, Shafer encourages other women to follow their dreams as she has.
Partner and business manager, Emerson Group
Just being a partner at the Emerson Group might be enough work for most, but not for Sue Smith. In addition to championing the company’s vision and adhering to the core of the organization, Smith also acts as co-team lead of the Emerson Group’s Walgreens team. This makes her integral to building a team that can do what her company does best. “We collaborate with our business partners to make the best decisions for the brands as we strive to make our people and brands feel at home,” she said.
Director of shopper insights and capabilities, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Few people want to be a pain expert, but Deborah Monahan once researched pain insight as manager for consumer research at the Excedrin brand. Later, she managed global cough-cold research at Novartis. Now, she leads the shopper insight team in the discovery, development and implementation of insight-led category leadership platforms. Monahan was core to GSK Consumer Healthcare’s shift to a shopper-centric strategy, driven by the Insights to Action model she established for the organization.
Brand director for Sensodyne and Pronamel, GSK Consumer Healthcare
GSK Consumer Healthcare has reasons to smile under Jennifer Nadelson’s watch. Sensodyne delivered innovation with the launch of Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair and Sensodyne Rapid Relief Whitening. Nadelson has driven growth on Sensodyne three times faster than the toothpaste category in 2019. GSK Consumer Healthcare has more than 900 employees who support Sensodyne and Pronamel, and who look to her as a leader. Prior to this, she worked on the Flonase business and its successful prescription-to-OTC switch.
The following women also won awards:
- Tawanna Burnett, global group lead, Facebook
- Kim Sines, senior vice president of sales, Hello
- Deborah Levy Abreu, vice president of marketing, Navajo